Chilled Pesto Cucumber Buttermilk Soup
Recipe type: soup, appetizer
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Serves: 4-8
A chilled, refreshing buttermilk soup made with cucumber and flavored with pesto. Vegetarian and gluten-free.
  • ¼ to ½ cup pesto
  • 3 cups low-fat buttermilk, shaken (can substitute plain low-fat yogurt)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  1. Place pesto, buttermilk, and cucumber into a blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container and chill until ready to serve. To serve, pour equal amounts into glasses or cups and garnish with extra basil.
Makes Four 8-ounce or eight 4-ounce servings.
Recipe by Cafe Johnsonia at